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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Show off what you've done with Docbook

Example projects using DocBook for documentation:

OpenStack Documentation: http://docs.openstack.org/

DAPS (OpenSuse): http://opensuse.github.io/daps/doc/index.html

PHP Documentation: http://php.net/manual/en/

Eclipse Jetty: http://www.eclipse.org/jetty/documentation/

XÖV-STANDARDS UND -VORHABEN: http://www.xoev.de/sixcms/detail.php?gsid=bremen83.c.11430.de

2015-09-11 18:56 GMT+02:00 Katie Welles <katie@inkwelle.com>:
It’s been a while since I’ve used Docbook or participated in this forum.

I used Docbook a number of years ago to put together a web-based API reference system. To be frank, I found it to be a pretty painful project, but mainly because I thought it was downright foolish to jump through all those Docbook hoops just to output simple HTML. It seems to me that the power of Docbook is when your single XML source is used for multiple outputs.

I support a consortium that manages 12+ open APIs, and we’ve been re-examining the tools we use to output published specs. We know we want **all** our API specs to be available as PDF and also HTML, but are not sure which tool to bank on. So far we’ve been looking at asciidoc, which I find pretty underwhelming.

Have any of you PDF + HTML output with Docbook? If anyone has such a project and will be willing to show it off, send some URLs!

As an aside: Have any of you used asciidoc?

(BTW — I use MadCap Flare for another of my clients. The output is stunningly beautiful, but the tool is far too unwieldy and expensive for me to be able to recommend it to my API client.)
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